Kalighat and Ritual Purity in Kolkata: A Historical Approach to Generations in India
Mother Teresa of Kolkata remains one of the adopted figures of the old Indian capital in that after her arrival to be a teacher in a well-to-do school in Kolkata, she took to the slums and the service of the ‘poorest of the poor’ within an independent India. While there are several works published about her life after she opened Nirmal Hriday Ashram, a home for the destitute and the dying in Kolkata, less has been researched on the female Hindu symbolic associations of Kolkata with the feminine, as well as the challenges that Mother Teresa faced regarding purity in Kolkata. In this CSRP Weekly Seminar, Professor Aguilar will take ‘a historical approach to generations in India’.
Presented by: Professor M I Aguilar.